Formation Stabilization for Unconventional Shales – It’s More Than Conventional Clay Control

Includes a Live Event on 01/19/2021 at 9:30 AM (EST)

The development and production of oil and gas assets in unconventional reservoirs presents operators with a large number of engineering and geochemical challenges that demand cost-effective solutions to maximize hydrocarbon production. Effectively integrating and aligning fracturing designs, fluids selection, and compatibility for the complex conditions encountered in unconventional formations poses numerous challenges for engineers, operators, and service companies.  One significant and potentially major issue is the damage that the formation experiences when exposed to completion fluids and its impact on production.  This damage is manifested by pronounced and fast production decline curves and underperforming wells. 

The emphasis in this webinar is to highlight the pronounced differences in formation damage mechanisms between unconventional versus conventional reservoirs and their implications to the immediate, intermediate and long term production.  Addressing specific identified damage mechanisms can be achieved with fluids and chemical additive selection based on the specific reservoir mineralogy and the fracture surface. Discussions will be made on various region-specific damage mechanism and treatments for understanding the fluid-induced sensitivities in specific formations within North America and warning signs that damage is occurring in your fracture.

This webinar is categorized under the Completions Discipline.

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Dr. Denise Benoit

Principal Scientist, Halliburton Energy Services

Dr. Denise Benoit is a Principal Scientist at Halliburton Energy Services who, after receiving her PhD in chemistry from Rice University has continuously pursued training to become a data scientist. During her 7 year tenure at Halliburton, Denise has developed methodologies to utilize laboratory bench-top testing in order to guide big data analytic studies to gain a deeper and more thorough understanding of the impact of chemistry. Her overarching vision has been to develop customized chemistry solutions for unconventional reservoirs by establishing end-to-end workflows for chemical additive selection that encompass lab testing, data analytics, chemical utilization assessment and reservoir characteristics. Her efforts have culminated in multiple commercially successful products. As an empiricist, Denise has authored 10 literature publications, 12 granted patents, led several university collaborations, and mentored numerous coworkers and summer interns. In addition to her contributions within Halliburton, Denise enjoys participating and engaging people from diverse functional areas across the oil and gas industry through organizations such as SPE, and she is looking forward to chairing a session at the upcoming URTeC 2021 conference.

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01/19/2021 at 9:30 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
01/19/2021 at 9:30 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
20 Questions
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available